October 24, 2005

Senior Nick Brotman Wins the Back Draw of the Wilson/ITA Regional Championship

Oct. 24, 2005

MALIBU, Calif. - After dropping his opening round match to San Diego State's Christian Groh, UCSB senior Nick Brotman won his next five matches to win the backdraw of the 2005 Wilson/ITA Regional Championships hosted by Pepperdine last weekend.

Brotman beat University of Arizona sophomore Bruno Alcala 6-4, 6-3 in the finals of the consolation bracket, improving his overall record to 6-2 on the year. To get there, Brotman bested Alex Sundling of UC Irvine (6-1, 6-2), Matt Phillips of Loyola Marymount (6-4, 6-2), Antony Gomez of San Diego State (6-4, 6-2) and Mustafa Ulukan of Irvine (6-2, 6-2).

Senior Ivan d'Argence and freshman Carsten Thorstensen each advanced to the back draw quarterfinals. Arizona's Peter Zimmer defeated d'Argence 6-4, 6-3. while Thorstensen fell to UC Irvine's Aaron Eillis 6-4, 6-1.

Other UCSB results:
First Round
Markus Dickhardt, San Diego State def. Ivan d'Argence, UCSB -- 6-4, 6-4
Hesham Kenaway, UC Irvine def. Scott Hohenstein, UCSB -- 7-6, 7-6
Richard Johnson, Pepperdine def. Max Taylor, UCSB -- 6-1, 6-2
Adam Loucks, USC def. Carsten Thorstensen, UCSB -- 6-4, 6-0

Consolation Second Round
Ivan d'Argence, UCSB def. Ivaron Badart, USC -- 6-4, 6-4
Nico Terrien, LMU def. Scott Hohenstein, UCSB -- 7-6, 6-3
Max Taylor, UCSB def. Mike Beatty, Arizona State -- 6-1, 2-6 (10-8)
Carsten Thorstensen, UCSB def. Tom Liversage, Univ. of San Diego -- 6-4, 6-4

Quarterfinals
Jaysen Chung, UCLA def. Hagen Brody, UCSB
Carlos Malet, LMU def. Grant Robertson, UCSB -- 6-3, 6-3

Consolation Quarterfinals
Peter Zimmer, Arizona def. Ivan d'Argence, UCSB -- 6-4, 6-3
Anthony Gomez, SDSU def. Max Taylor, UCSB -- 6-4, 1-6 (10-7)
Aaron Ellis, Irvine def. Carsten Thorstensen -- 6-4, 6-1